Group Activity Cards
Algebra
Use groups of 4.
Materials: Index cards

A Sure Aid for Expressions 
Copy onto cards the expressions shown below, one expression per card. Shuffle the cards and place them face down in a pile.
Work in pairs. Decide which pair will go first. One partner from the first pair selects a card. The first pair acts out each word of the expression while the other pair tries to guess the word. When you and your partner have guessed the entire verbal phrase, write it and then translate it into an algebraic expression. Trade roles and repeat the procedure. Continue in this way until no cards remain.
Expressions to put on cards: 
8 minus c
b divided by 3
30 decreased by w 
y plus 10
40 times a
the product of 12 and t 
